University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:2003-43-264
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nivkh
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Leather
Bone
Ivory
Coin
Technique:Carved
Sewn
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.264 - Other Number
74-1-158 - Other Number
185 - Other Number

Description

Shaman's kit consisting of a hide thong belt to which two pouches are attached, a cylindrical container and two sheaths; one leather pouch has a flap pieced together in a scroll design which fastens to the front with a white button and hide loop; the other pouch has a cover with slides over on a hide strip and is secured at the top with three Chinese coins; one sheath is of leather pieced together in a scroll design; the other is of two pieces of bone sewn together with a carved wooden tip; the cylindrical container is of a single piece of ivory with carved wooden plugs at each end; all these items are attached to the belt with hide strips.


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